The video, in this essay, shares depictions of vimanas ( Sanskrit for “aircraft”) from various temples throughout India.
The architectural feature that appears to represent a “UFO” or spaceship is actually called a vimana. The ancient Vedic literature is filled with depictions of these flying machines that are said to have taken part in great cosmic wars of the gods.
A vimana is also a word with several meanings ranging from temple or palace to mythological flying machines described in Sanskrit epics. References to these flying machines are commonplace in ancient Indian texts, even describing their use in warfare. As well as being able to fly within Earth’s atmosphere, vimanas were also said to be able to travel into space and travel under water.